Meet the Artists – Scott Piper

Scott Piper

Turridu, Cavalleria Rusticana / Canio, Pagliacci


  1. Where were you born and raised?
    I was born in Tucson, Arizona and raised in Kirksville, Missouri and Alajuela, Costa Rica.
  2. If you weren’t a singer, what profession would you be in?
    Medical doctor or psychologist
  3. The first opera I was ever in was…
    Gianni Schicchi.  As a professional singer, it was Madama Butterfly.
  4. My favorite opera is…
    I don’t have one.
  5. My favorite food to eat or cook is…
  6. People would be surprised to know…
    I received an official commission from the Kirksville Police Department in Adair County, Missouri, to serve as a Lake Patrolman for two summers.
  7. If I could travel anywhere, real or fantasy, I would travel to…
    I would do a motorcycle trip from Fairbanks, Alaska to Tierra del Fuego National Park in Argentina.
  8. I like to binge-watch…
    I don’t watch TV, but I do play video games and this summer I finished my complete play-through of ZELDA: Breath of the Wild. Surely that counts as a massive binge, doesn’t it?
  9. What four people (living or deceased) would you like to invite for a dinner party?
    I wish I could have a dinner with my grandparents.
  10. Everyone should see Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci because….
    I might be in the minority, but I think that these operas should be experienced by those of us that keep a secret stash of really good chocolate, or are told we have passionate hearts and spirits, or aspire to be madly and crazily in love, or can recite lines (or scenes) from Francis Ford Coppola’s Godfather trilogy. Understanding that not all of us love amazing chocolate, aspire to be deeply in love, or have an eye for incredible movies, these operas may not be for everyone.

Find out more about Scott and our other Cav/Pag artists, and don’t miss the chance to see him perform Turridu in Cavalleria Rusticana and Canio in PagliacciPerformances are November 2 and 4 in Overture Hall.  Tickets start at $18!




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